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10,000 BC (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 7 March 2008 (USA)
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In the prehistoric past, D'Leh is a mammoth hunter who becomes with the beautiful Evolet. When warriors on horseback capture Evolet and the tribesmen, D'Leh must embark on an odyssey to save his true love.

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Roland Emmerich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Strait ... D'Leh
Camilla Belle ... Evolet
Cliff Curtis ... Tic'Tic
Joel Virgel ... Nakudu
Affif Ben Badra ... Warlord (as Ben Badra)
Mo Zinal ... Ka'Ren (as Mo Zainal)
Nathanael Baring ... Baku
Mona Hammond Mona Hammond ... Old Mother
Marco Khan ... One-Eye
Reece Ritchie ... Moha
Joel Fry ... Lu'kibu
Omar Sharif ... Narrator (voice)
Kristian Beazley Kristian Beazley ... D'Leh's Father
Junior Oliphant Junior Oliphant ... Tudu
Louise Tu'u Louise Tu'u ... Baku's Mother
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Storyline

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter named D'Leh's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. When a band of mysterious horse-riding warlords raid the Yaghal camp and kidnaps his heart's desire - the beautiful Evolet along with many others, D'Leh is forced to lead a small group of hunters south to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. Driven by destiny, the unlikely band of warriors must battle saber-toothed cats and terror birds in the Levant. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The legend. The battle. The first hero. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

10.000 A.C. See more »

Filming Locations:

Namibia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$105,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,867,488, 9 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$94,784,201, 19 June 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$269,784,201, 19 June 2008
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tim Shadbolt, mayor of Invercargill, New Zealand, was involved in a serious car accident while pitching Southland, NZ, as a shooting location for this movie. See more »

Goofs

When D'leh talks to the Egyptian "god", he walks up within arms length of the Egyptian army. In the next shot, he is several paces back. See more »

Quotes

D'Leh: You must become a hunter.
Baku: Me?
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jonah Hill/Mariah Carey (2008) See more »

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It is what it is.
1 July 2008 | by dan-ragan-1See all my reviews

I'm quite surprised at how many people are slamming this movie for historical inaccuracies, use of English, its similarity to several other films and a happy ending.

I had no problem understanding this was not a historical documentary nor did any signs point to this film being the most original sensation of the year. When I went into the film, I expected a fictional Hollywood story with a bit of action and some entertaining special effects. Guess what I got? Yes, I got a fictional Hollywood story with a bit of action and some entertaining special effects. That's all it aspired to be, it works for the film and it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone thinking of sitting through it.

On a side note, I hope the same people slamming this film for its historical inaccuracies, use of English and similarity to other works go slam Shakespeare next because these terms describe his most famous plays. As far as I am aware, they weren't speaking Shakespearean English in 13th century Verona, Italy. Anyone hear of, The Tragicall History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke? Published before Shakespeare was even alive, I wonder if he based "Romeo and Juliet" off it?

Point is, 10,000 BC should be taken for what it is. It is two hours of Hollywood entertainment. No surprises.


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